Intelligent Model for Fault Detection on Geothermal Exchanger of a Heat Pump

  • José Luis Casteleiro-Roca
  • Héctor Quintián
  • José Luis Calvo-Rolle
  • Emilio Corchado
  • María del Carmen Meizoso-López
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 239)


The Heat Pump with geothermal exchanger is one of the best methods to heat a building. The heat exchanger is an element with probabilities of failure due its size and due it is outside construction. The present study shows a novel intelligent system design to detect faults on this type of heating equipment. The novel approach has been successfully empirically tested under a real dataset obtained during measurements along one year. It is based on classification techniques with the aim to detect failures in real time. Then the model is validated and verified over the building; it allows to obtain good results in all the operating conditions ranges.


MLP J48 FLDA Heat Exchanger Heat Pump Geothermal Exchanger 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Luis Casteleiro-Roca
    • 1
  • Héctor Quintián
    • 1
  • José Luis Calvo-Rolle
    • 1
  • Emilio Corchado
    • 2
  • María del Carmen Meizoso-López
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería IndustrialUniversidad de A CoruñaFerrolEspaña
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaEspaña

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